The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands / Edition 2

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The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects throughout the world.

Chapters provide guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from conceptualization and planning to execution and monitoring. Appendixes present hard-to-find data on plants and animals of the prairies, seed collection dates, propagation methods, sources of seeds and equipment, and more. Also included is a key to restoration options that provides detailed instructions for specific types of projects and a comprehensive glossary of restoration terms.

Written by those whose primary work is actually the making of prairies, The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook explores a myriad of restoration philosophies and techniques and is an essential resource for anyone working to nurture our oncevibrant native landscapes back to a state of health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597260343
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/2005
  • Series: Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 715,403
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
1 Orchards of Oak and a Sea of Grass 3
2 Prairie Underground 23
3 Planning a Restoration 31
4 Restoration Options 47
5 Restoring Remnants 63
6 Restoring Populations of Rare Plants 89
7 Obtaining and Processing Seeds 99
8 Tips for Gathering Individual Species 127
9 Designing Seed Mixes 135
10 Seed Treatment and Propagation Methods 151
11 Interseeding 163
12 Plowing and Seeding 193
13 Hand-Planted Prairies 217
14 Conducting Burns 223
15 Summer Fires 245
16 Controlling Invasive Plants 251
17 Monitoring Vegetation 279
18 Insects 305
19 Amphibians and Reptiles 319
20 Birds 327
21 Bison 339
App. A Vascular Plants of Midwestern Tallgrass Prairies 351
App. B Terrestrial Vertebrates of Tallgrass Prairies 401
App. C Cross-References for Plant Names 415
App. D Publications on Natural Communities of the Tallgrass Region 427
App. E Sources of Seeds and Equipment 437
App. F Restoration Contacts 443
Contributors 445
Index 451
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